24 02, 2019

How to make the orecchiette with turnip tops from Puglia

2019-02-24T18:24:28+00:00February 24, 2019|Food & Wine, Puglia, Salento|0 Comments

Who comes to Puglia must eat the orecchiette with turnip tops, in Winter when it’s possible to find them in plenty everywhere. It’s easy to find peddlers who sell fresh turnip tops just picked from the field! The orecchiette with turnip tops compete for primacy with the fava beans puree within the pugliese cooking. I am going to introduce you my personal orecchiette with turnip tops recipe, from the South of the Puglia, where I [...]

25 11, 2018

The best beaches for kids in Puglia

2018-11-25T17:11:38+00:00November 25, 2018|Puglia, Travel tips, What to see|4 Comments

When you are going on holiday to the seaside with your children the first question to ask is: what beaches are ok for our children? I have written this post for those families that want to come to Salento on holiday in Puglia or that have already booked one. Before giving you the list of beaches that are adapt for your family, let’s see what are the characteristics a beach has to have for your [...]

18 11, 2018

10 Puglia dishes that you cannot miss

2018-11-18T13:19:45+00:00November 18, 2018|Food & Wine, Puglia, Salento|1 Comment

This post is a contribution from Made in Masseria and it’s all about Puglia dishes. Puglia is a region full of marvellous landscapes, breathtaking coastlines and beaches, centuries old olive tree forests and traditions that have roots in the most ancient of times. For years the region has become a desired destination for tourist all over the world. A region famous not only for its beautiful landscape but also and especially for the typical products [...]

11 11, 2018

A paradise sandy beach in Salento, Puglia: Baia dei Turchi

2018-11-11T15:36:02+00:00November 11, 2018|Puglia, Salento, What to do, What to see|0 Comments

Anyone who comes to Salento, both for a short period as well as for a long holiday during the hot summer, should absolutely visit Otranto, one of the most beautiful beach town in Italy. To arrive to the white and ancient town of Otranto, exposed on the Adriatic shoreline of the Salento, is very easy: it’s enough to take the 16th state highway which from Lecce arrives to Maglie and goes right towards the Adriatic [...]

13 07, 2018

The Salento beaches at Torre San Giovanni, Ugento

2018-07-13T13:53:13+00:00July 13, 2018|Puglia, Salento, What to see|2 Comments

Torre San Giovanni at Ugento marina is fantastic a summer holiday location for those who love the beach and the sea in Salento, Puglia. Kilometres of sandy coast with low dunes and a shallow crystal clear sea that stretches for many metres from the shore. I want to take you to discover this enchanted place. I will tell you how to get there, where to find the beautiful beaches and some curious things about it, [...]

28 05, 2018

Torre dell’Orso, the most beautiful beach on the Adriatic Puglia

2018-05-28T09:27:24+00:00May 28, 2018|Puglia, What to see|1 Comment

One of the most beautiful beaches in Puglia is the beach of Torre dell’Orso at Melendugno in Salento. It is a bay of almost 1 kilometre with very fine sand, dunes and a pine grove behind the dunes. The sea in this area is limpid and crystal clear thanks to the currents from the Otranto Channel. You can get there on the Adriatic coastal road from the north, just after Roca. While from the south [...]

28 04, 2018

Fugu, the place to go for Japanese food in Lecce

2018-04-28T15:10:16+00:00April 28, 2018|Puglia, Salento, Where to eat|0 Comments

I had been craving some delicious Asian cuisine for some time when the perfect opportunity presented itself right in my home town, Lecce. Where? At the Japanese and Thai restaurant, Fugu. Here are some shots from my dinner with Chiara from In Chiara Veritas, enjoying our Japanese tasting accompanied by an excellent bottle of wine from the Valle del Maipo in Chile! Because even Lecce can be exotic! Fugu restaurant location Fugu is situated in [...]

12 03, 2018

Where to rent your holiday home in Torre Lapillo

2018-03-12T07:57:12+00:00March 12, 2018|Puglia, Salento, Where to sleep|0 Comments

If you are booking a holiday home in one of Puglia's localities, it is better to know beforehand where to rent in order to avoid unpleasant surprises upon arrival. In this article, I will suggest where to rent your holiday home in Torre Lapillo, one of the most beautiful beaches in Salento, which is located in Porto Cesareo. Would you like to stay close to the white beach? Would you like the main amenities to [...]

27 11, 2017

Wines of Puglia, discovering the Susumaniello wine

2017-11-27T05:35:16+00:00November 27, 2017|Food & Wine, Puglia|0 Comments

Among the wines of Puglia there is one that is less known than the others: the Susumaniello. This post was written by my cousin the sommelier Cosimo Ricciato. In the last two-three years I was very pleased to find that Puglia, a region I know well also because I was born there (Salento) is also beginning to use pure autochthonous (1 - see at the end of this post) vines for the production of particularly [...]

13 11, 2017

Beautiful beaches in Salento, Puglia: Torre Mozza in Ugento

2017-11-13T05:37:22+00:00November 13, 2017|Puglia, What to see|0 Comments

The beach of Torre Mozza is in Ugento, in Salento, between Torre San Giovanni and Lido Marini and Torre Pali beaches. It is a beautiful beach that joins up with the white beach of Torre San Giovanni to the north, creating a continuous line of sand kilometres long. Torre Mozza is in itself a very small centre inhabited by a few dozen people that increase in numbers during the summer due to the amount of [...]

16 10, 2017

What to sea and where to bathe on the Adriatic Coast in Puglia

2017-10-16T05:39:25+00:00October 16, 2017|Puglia, Travel tips, What to see|0 Comments

I went to Castro for the nth timealong the Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca coastal road in Salento, one of the most beautiful ones in Italy. The serene and sunny day urged me to take various photos and write this mini guide at Castro that you may find useful in case you find yourselves on holiday in Salento. The first thing you will notice about Castro is its position on a small bay dominated [...]

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